Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students

On March 13 – March 17 2023, join Interactive Ontario for our annual Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students . This program was developed to connect Ontario employers with emerging and qualified Black talent in the Ontario video game/immersive interactive digital media  space. So whether you are an Ontario based company looking for a driven and passionate career seeker, or if you are a self-identifying Black career seeker between the ages of 19-35, and a resident of Ontario, Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students is right for you.

The Black Youth Action Plan works to increase opportunities for Black youth and families and work towards eliminating systemic, race-based disparities across the province. For the last four years, Interactive Ontario has worked diligently with the organizers of Black Youth Action Plan program to support postsecondary education and career development.

Register below as an Employer or Career Seeker and join us this March!

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See the list of employer sessions

Employers Attending Career Fair 2023 Include:

Ubisoft Toronto logo

And Many more!

For Career Seekers

Are you looking for a career change? Register here for this virtual Career Fair from March 13 – March 17, 2023!

The video game/immersive interactive digital media sector in Ontario is made up of hundreds of motivated companies, employing thousands of immensely talented individuals, and we want you to be one of them!

The Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students is broken down into 30 minute sessions, in which each employer will deliver a 15 minute presentation of their company, and career seekers will have ample opportunity to ask questions. This event will offer detailed insight into each company’s hiring process, culture and industry mission, giving each one of our registered career seekers valuable knowledge on their potential future employer.

To be eligible for registration, you must self-identify as Black, be between the ages of 19 – 35 years old and a resident of Ontario.

Get Prepared

Prepare yourself for the career fair by signing up for employer sessions that you wish to attend and completing the training modules to refresh your skill set.

See the List of Available Employer Sessions and Register Today

Employer Sessions are 30 minute long presentation and Q&A sessions with representatives from each of our registered companies. See the list of available Employer Sessions timeslots below

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Training Modules

Bring your best foot forward by taking courses with our industry experts Ingrid Forrest and Kurston Timothy.

Learn how to build a stellar LinkedIn and resume that employers are compelled by, and how to create a portfolio that stands out in the industry.

Learn how to build a stellar LinkedIn and resume that employers are compelled by, and how to create a portfolio that stands out in the industry.

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Learn from industry experts

For Employers

Have you registered your company? Connect with Ontario’s talent by hosting your own Employer Sessions

Interactive Ontario invites you to register your company today for this employer-to-employee Career Fair. Each session is made up of two parts, a presentation by the employer, and an open Q&A section for potential talent to ask you their most pressing questions!

Following the Career Fair, you will also be granted access to see the Resumes/CVs of all of our Career Seekers to allow for future interview opportunities.

To participate in Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students as an employer, you must be a video game/interactive digital media studio located in Ontario.

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Career Profiles

Learn about the career paths of experienced industry professionals and how they found their way to success in the interactive digital media industry.

Venessa Nyarko

Venessa Nyarko

Senior Producer, The Coalition at XBOX

Shiann Nias

Shiann Nias

Freelance Animator

Brandon-Rae Bailey

Brandon-Rae Bailey

Video Game Tester

Roderick Nevers

Roderick Nevers

Software Engineer, Snowed In Studios

Joann Pollard

Global Brand Manager, Electronic Arts

Shaun Jennings

Shaun Jennings

Technical Art Director, Ubisoft

Program Information

What: Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students is a virtual event that connects employers with career seekers across the Ontario video game and interactive digital media industries.

Who: All those who are self identifying black career seekers, between the ages of 19-35, who are residents of Ontario are eligible to register.

When: The Career Fair will take place March 13 – March 17, weekdays from 1pm-6pm ET.

Where: This virtual fair will take place over Zoom Webinar. You will receive an email with the invite after registering for the fair via google form.

How: Before the fair, career seekers are encouraged to complete the training modules and watch each career profile. The event will be broken up into 30 minute slots for the employers. 15 minutes for the employer to present and 15 minutes for the career seekers to ask their burning questions!

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Partner

Government of Ontario